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  • Mission complete

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:51am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor A Detroit Lakes church and several area businesses  teamed up to change the life of a former detective. A shop was built for Fred Lassonde, who dedicated his life to solving mysteries and finding criminals to prevent further damage to citizen lives and property. When he suffered a traumatic brain injury, he had… Read More

  • New TIF district comes to Frazee

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:50am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor A new Tax Increment Financing district that includes 25 parcels was approved by the Frazee City Council during a special meeting on  Monday, Feb. 8. An estimated $1.43 million bond will be issued. The projected breakdown of those funds are divided between project and capital costs. The project and capital costs account for… Read More

  • Courneya joins 1,000 point club

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:46am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor At the start of the season the Frazee High School basketball  program had 16 members in the 1,000 career points club. Of those, seven are from the boys team, which recently added a new member to the club.  Jack Courneya joined the elite 1,000 point club that dates back to 1957 on Tuesday,… Read More

  • Fundraising for pickleball courts may begin soon

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:46am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Vergas City Council was asked to allow the community club to begin fundraising for the proposed pickleball court. What seemed like an easy thumbs up, turned into a wait and see moment. During the monthly council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Vergas Community Club President Sherri Hanson asked for city approval to… Read More

  • Matejka awarded Van Maasdam scholarship

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:44am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Delaney Matejka was recently named the recipient of a $1,000 music scholarship honoring former choir teacher Crystal Van Maasdam. Frazee High School Counselor Ta Fett presented the award to Matejka, and recalled the many years she worked alongside her recently departed colleague. “I was honored to be able to work with Crystal (Van Maasdam)… Read More

  • Public hearing set for proposed church to be built in Red Willow

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:43am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Building the new United Methodist Church in Frazee is still set to begin in the spring. However, there are steps to be taken prior to building the newest house of worship in city  limits. The first step of the process is to get the blessing of the Frazee Planning Commission to allow the… Read More

  • School works to reduce deficit spending

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:42am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Frazee-Vergas School District is spending from its reserves to cover costs, even with a revised budget for the 2020-2021 school year. District Business Manager Chrissy Clapsaddle said revenues increased due to COVID-19 funding, but in turn expenditures followed suit. Frazee-Vergas Superintendent Terry Karger said the goal is to further reduce the deficit spending. … Read More

  • Ziegler takes dislike of running to a new level

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:40am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Jason Ziegler is going to run 13 miles and he dislikes running altogether.  The rural Frazee man is hosting the inaugural 13 for 13 fun run on Saturday, March 13 near Cotton Lake. The goal is to raise a minimum of $1,300 for area families hit hard in the pocketbook due to the… Read More

  • Smart Room fully operational at Vergas Event Center

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 6:33am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Vergas Event Center is officially a Smart Room.  Being a Smart Room means it offers the public technological capabilities, such as internet access, as well as necessary equipment to offer meetings in person and simultaneously over the internet in a live feed. The Smart Room includes a large screen TV mounted onto the… Read More

  • McFadzens wish sentence for two murders was longer

    | Published on February 9, 2021 at 4:50pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor On April 17, 2018, Mark McFadzen was bringing in the last set of milk after a hard day’s work at a rural Frazee dairy farm when a police officer came calling.  “He asked me to step outside; that my boys had something to tell me,” he recalled. “I went outside of the… Read More

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